Fishing locations Coliban River is a fishing destination located in Kynenton. Its a very long and narrow fishing system closely linked to the Lauriston and Malmsbury. It also has a terrific set of smaller channels which hold pools that Trout like to hide in. It is well known for nice size Trout also has a good amount of Redfin. As this is part of the local drinking water there is no boating or wadding in this River.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Redfin, Black fish & Carp

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Scrub worms, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye and a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.

ROD SETUP

When targeting Trout and Redfin fish as light as possible which will make the experience more fun and improve your chances. Redfin will actively take many baits or lures. To maximize your chances fish with a 2 – 4  or 1 – 3 kilo rod. The main line spooled with 4 pound braid finished with a good quality leader.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Most freshwater species have a tendency to feed more aggressively at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favorite is fishing the sundown particularity in the warmer months

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is a scenic area which presents a nice walk. It doesn’t have playgrounds but can be a nice place for kids.

KNOWN HAZARDS

As with all areas that have water and high grass just always be cautious of snakes in the area.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

No boats, No cleaning of fish onsite, Always carry your Victorian fishing license, Using berley is not permitted, FishingMad encourage ‘catch & release’ of all native species to help maintain the water quality within the lake however European Carp must not be returned.